Chicago intercultural music group Funkadesi turns 25

“It feels like a cleansing every time we play and I think the audience feels it as well,” said Funkadesi founder Rahul Sharma.


The award-winning independent band will hold its 25th Anniversary Extravaganza on Friday at the Epiphany Center for the Arts.

Reset talks with Funkadesi’s founder about the music group’s history and unique approach to making Chicago a more inclusive city.

GUEST: Rahul Sharma, Funkadesi’s founder, bassist and sitarist



About Epiphany Center for the Arts

Conceived with the vision to return Epiphany to a place for people to congregate, the shuttered, historic Church of the Epiphany has been preserved and adapted into the Epiphany Center for the Arts, an iconic cultural hub “For the Good of Art, Entertainment and Events.” Thoughtfully designed, the exemplary 42,000-square-foot campus located on the artsy edge of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood boasts three distinct venues (Epiphany Hall, The Sanctuary and The Chase House) and a stunning array of amenities. The campus also features eight galleries that serve as a platform for a diverse selection of artists from Chicago and beyond. Epiphany’s exhibitions showcase the work of women, the LGBTQIA community, artists of color, and the disability culture. Epiphany’s top priority is to curate programming that is inclusive, while providing a place established artists can collaborate with emerging ones. Epiphany’s programming serves to unite community and artists alike while “Bringing Chicago Together.” Visit to learn more.